Snakes in Florida
Brahminy Blind Snake:also called worm snakes are so small they are often mistaken for baby snakes of other species. The Brahminy blind snake doesn’t grow much more than 6.5 inches.
Burmese Python:As its name suggests, this python is not native to Florida. It is native to southeast Asia. People bought the admittedly attractive non-venomous snake as a pet.
Eastern Indigo Snake:The eastern indigo snake used to be popular as a pet, but its conservation status is threatened, and in some states, a permit is required to own one.
Eastern Coral Snake:This is different from poisonous in that the snake can deliver its poison through its fangs. It is often confused with harmless snakes such as the scarlet kingsnake.
Florida Rattler:is another venomous snake. Formally known as the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, this snake is the largest of the rattlesnakes and at least one of the heaviest venomous snakes.
Ring-Necked Snake:The species of ring-necked snake found in Florida, Diadophis punctatus is a smallish snake that grows 8 to 14 inches long.
Eastern Mud Snake:These snakes grow about four feet long and are shiny black above and red and black below, with red bars along the sides. It’s found in Florida’s cypress swamps.
Florida Kingsnake:This medium-sized snake can grow to 5 feet in length and loves to eat other snakes, including their venomous cousin the rattlesnake. It is a snake with glossy black scales .
Florida Pine Snake:This colubrid snake is found only in the southeastern states of the United States. It is a big, bulky snake that can grow as long as 7.5 feet in the wild. It lives in pine woods.
Florida Banded Water Snake:Facts about the Florida banded water snake are that it is found naturally only in the southeast, it can grow between two feet and a little under 4 feet long.